Hello from Minneapolis! We are fired up after speaking to retailers at this year's 2018 INFRA Annual Conference and NCG Co+nvergence Conference! Good Earth Natural Foods, Sunflower Natural Foods Market, New Morning Market, and Community Food Co-op are among the retailers sharing their stories of climate leadership this week--and we've talked to scores of retailers that are figuring out how they will integrate climate change into their business planning, and work with brands to better communicate about climate with consumers!


IMG-2542.JPGWhat else has happened this month? We hit 1,000 commitments to climate action! We are so inspired and hopeful as we look at how quickly the industry is coming together.  

Join us as we celebrate this milestone! We're partnering with New Hope to bring you an Expo East Climate Action Summit on Wednesday, September 10--I hope you'll join us there!

Thank you for being part of our work--here's to the next 1,000 commitments! 




Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, Good Spread, World Centric, Natural Force, Clean Energy Technology Resources, LLC, Burgerville, Lundberg Family Farms, B-Line Urban Delivery, Figgs Ordinary, Fresca Foods, Craft Brew Alliance, Broth Baby, Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Markets, Puratos Chocolate USA, Honest Tea, Revive Kombucha, and Natural Grocers! Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date.

SPOTLIGHT: Natural products companies hit 1,000 commitments! 


Through the Climate Collaborative, the natural products industry is spearheading a movement to transform the industry’s approach to climate change. Just as they successfully did with organic, fair trade and non-GMO, natural products companies are coming together tackle the most urgent issue of our time. Read our announcement here! 


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Packaging quick guide: 

Trayak and the Climate Collaborative have co-developed a quick guide on packaging to help companies as they start to build an internal approach toward packaging optimization. This guide seeks to help companies understand 1) climate-smart packaging strategies and tactics that companies can implement, and 2) a sustainable packaging design process that can help companies adapt their packaging to improve its environmental impacts. Download the quick guide here!





Webinar: A Delicate Balance - The Science, Art, and Business of Sustainable Plastic Packaging Design:

Interested in learning more about packaging? Our June webinar explored the climate tradeoffs and stakeholder engagement process for optimizing plastic packaging. Experts from WSP and Alter Eco join OSC2's Lara Dickinson look at the pros and cons of existing plastic packaging options and related climate mitigation tactics, including source reduction and use of bio-based plastics--as well as the need for scalability as part of new packaging technology to ensure sufficient margins. Watch the recording here!


Soil Health Policy Catalog

Soil health policies are growing in number and importance across the United States but are widely dispersed across a variety of academic institutions, state agencies and legislative bodies. Developed by the Soil Health Institute (SHI) Policy Action Team, this comprehensive online catalog of soil health policies will help agricultural leaders find action-focused resources quickly.




Webinar: Potent Pollutants - Mitigating the Power of Methane, Black Carbon and Hydrofluorocarbons

July 31, 9 AM PT // 10 AM MT // 11 AM CT // 12 PM ET

Methane, black carbon, and refrigerants (HFCs) – commonly collectively referred to as Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs), are powerful pollutants present in the supply chains food and agricultural supply chains. With support from the Climate and Clean Air Coalition hosted at United Nations Environment, we'll introduce and map out the impacts of SLCP emissions and how they are generated in our sector. Learn more and register here!

Webinar: The Tenant's Triumph - How to Improve Energy Signatures of Leased Facilities

August 17, 10 AM PT // 11 AM MT // 12 PM CT // 1 PM ET

When you don’t own your roof, walls, or HVAC system, how can you improve energy efficiency or invest in renewables? The Tenant’s Triumph examines this question through the lenses of behavioral techniques and technical steps companies can employ. Learn more and register here!

Expo East Climate Action Summit

September 12, 1 PM - 3 PM ET

Join New Hope Network, the Climate Collaborative and brands, retailers and distributors in the natural products industry for an afternoon of inspiring world-class speakers and conversations at Expo East. You'll hear insights on how natural products companies can help move the needle on climate change, examples of how climate-friendly innovations can reduce your footprint and help your business, and learn about what best practice looks like within our industry. Learn more and RSVP here!

Global Climate Action Summit Partner Event: The U.S. Business Case for a Carbon Tax: Driving Innovation, Equity & Opportunity

September 13, 1 PM - 5:30 PM PT

This half-day Forum will explore how carbon taxes tackle climate change, create jobs and stimulate the economy. Experts will analyze different carbon tax proposals, highlight current efforts to price carbon in the states and nationally, and discuss best practices for climate advocacy. Learn more here!


Have you had any climate impact successes you think we should know about? Send them our way and we’ll make sure that your lessons learned benefit the whole community. 

Send us any blog or social media posts your company publishes about your experience reducing your impact on the climate and we’ll spread the word!

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If you haven't already made a commitment to Climate Action please visit the Climate Collaborative website and check out the nine areas in which your company can make a commitment to bold climate action.



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